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Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

Architect-Designed contemporary homes always attract attention - especially ones that are super efficient, stunningly beautiful and that ooze quality - But the Abri range is all that and more - It's Affordable too… Exceptional Prefab Eco Homes - introducing the Abri range These ultra high performance prefabricated hom…

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

We have mixed views on homes built from shipping containers, but there's no denying that their architectural style can be appealing, here's one Tiny House example we found that seems to work well in a warm climate… We already have an article about whether shipping container homes are good or bad? But that was more in…

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

Architect-Designed Modern & Minimalist homes always attract attention - especially ones that are super efficient, stunningly beautiful and that ooze quality - But Le Refuge is all that and more - It's Affordable too… The tiny house movement is on the far end of the scale of a very encouraging and growing trend towards…

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

Prefab homes make choosing an Architect designed LEED or Passive House high performance house design easy. All the important choices of non-toxic Sustainable materials have been made, add a building lot & in a few months you're home & dry (& warm!)… Prefab Home kits are ideal for Passive House or LEED certified homes …

Tiny Houses encouraged Washington State for Affordable Housing WA

Tiny Houses - Washington State promotes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

Tiny Houses – Washington State Paves the Way for Tiny Home Eco-Villages & minimum building codes for their construction… WA Paves the Way for Tiny Home Eco-Villages: Tiny houses, also colloquially referred to as tiny homes, are both an increasingly attractive and affordable housing option as well as a trending alterna…

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'

Resilient design features for new home construction

Design ideas and home-durability measures to help families and homes withstand a changing climate… Future-proofing homes: Our society has a collective trust in its commercial building industry to provide us with homes that we assume meet some realistic standard of resilience. They do to an extent, but a very minor ext…

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

Planning and budget tips for home building and renovating… 1. Make a realistic budget and schedule: This is, without a doubt, the starting point to a successful build - don’t underestimate the time and money it will take to complete a build or renovation. Even professional contractors tend to underestimate the costs a…

How to stay on budget when building a home

Advice from a green building project manager: how to develop a construction budget and stick to it… The following is an interview with Patrick Ranger, General Manager at Belvedair, a construction company specializing in the design and construction of green homes. Patrick is trained in business administration and infor…

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

Are you wondering how to build a Tiny House for living in cold climates? How much insulation does a tiny house need? See plans for the best tiny house on wheels that we've ever seen… Are tiny houses a good investment? That depends on how you want to live and how well they are built. Small homes are more affordable an…

Ottawa Coach Houses with prefab modern tiny house kit homes are available here

Ottawa now allows backyard coach homes & high-end tiny house kits

Tiny houses, accessory dwelling units, coach homes; whatever you like to call them, we will soon see more of them popping up in Ottawa back yards… In the fall of 2015, the City of Ottawa conducted a public-consultation survey to gauge interest in a change of bylaws to allow secondary dwellings (Coach Houses or Tiny Ho…

Mobile tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

The Tiny House Movement is an inspiring green home trend, but are tiny houses on wheels green? Find out more about Tiny House Living in cold climates and whether they are a good or bad idea… Are Tiny Houses Worth it? Are Tiny houses a good investment? That depends on your lifestyle and how well you build them. Here ar…

News

New Tiny House Laws in San Jose California Passed

Tiny Houses on Wheels Approved in San Jose, California

Ordinance Approval Will Permit Movable Tiny Homes as Habitable Accessory Dwelling units (ADU) & changes the laws for tiny houses on wheels in California… Tiny house living is a growing trend across the US and Canada, but the question ‘are tiny homes green?’ has always been a hard one to answer since most cities have…

Ontario's new building-codes for Legal Laneway Homes Toronto

Ontario clarifies building-code for legal laneway homes in Toronto

In a landmark appeal case Ontario BCC has clarified building-code for laneway homes making it easier to get a permit for legal Tiny Houses in Toronto from May 2020 with shared access & sprinklers legally accepted… Toronto’s New Laneway Suite Program bylaw gives hope for Tiny Homes After buying a home on Manning Ave in…

Tiny Houses now Legal in Washington State

Tiny Houses - Washington State legalizes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

Tiny Houses – New Washington State Legislation ESSB 5383 Paves the Way for Tiny Home Eco-Villages & minimum building codes for construction… New WA State Legislation Paves the Way for Tiny Home Eco-Villages: Tiny houses, also colloquially referred to as tiny homes, are both an increasingly attractive and affordable ho…

Tiny Houses for Sale, Plans, how to Build all here at EcoHome

Tiny Houses - The first official Tiny Home Eco Village in Canada gets approval in Okotoks

The First Tiny House strata in Canada is Officially approved in Okotoks Here at EcoHome we love Tiny Houses, which is probably why we have a full section devoted to Tiny Houses here!  So, imagine how thrilled we were to hear that one of Canada's first official Tiny Houses full developments recently got official planni…

Advice

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Does anyone have any experience or thoughts on a geodesic dome ecohome?

Posted by Tyler Chidester Dec. 12, 2019, 4 a.m. Concept and design 0 Responses

Where can I buy green home building plans and blue prints?

Posted by Moyra Francis Oct. 25, 2019, 5:55 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

Can you do an update on Ecohome’s new demo house?

Posted by dean c Oct. 16, 2019, 2:04 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Do you have on a category on insulating vans?

Posted by chantal fortier April 14, 2019, 2:08 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

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